Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Kenyan Parliament joins trend, switches to iPads for paperwork

updated 07:28 pm EST, Mon January 20, 2014

Said to save more than 500,000 sheets of paper per week, increase productivity

The Parliament of Kenya is set to follow in the footsteps of its neighbor Uganda and outfit its legislative representatives and staff with iPads to replace traditional (and frequently revised) paperwork, reports the country's Standard Digital News. While the overall cost of around $350,000 is considered high by Kenyan standards, the lawmakers said the expenditure is justified by decreasing paper use and gains in productivity among members.



Currently, the National Assembly and Senate using some half-million sheets of paper per week to print bills, revisions, scheduled and other paperwork, which could be more easily revised and updated using digital formats. A member of the body, MP Gladys Wanga, was quoted at the initial hearing pointing out that searching for a particular bit of paperwork is far more efficiently done on a tablet than by looking through piles of paper.

Each iPad will cost between $640 and $815 depending on the capacity, notes AppleInsider. The former British colony joins with its former parent, which started using iPads in 2012, as well as other countries in Africa.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Linksys WRT1200AC Wi-Fi Router

Once upon a time, a brand-new Linksys router showed up on our doorstep. So we gathered some network-minded friends together, and hooke ...

Rapoo A300 Mini Bluetooth NFC Speaker

The Rapoo Bluetooth Mini NFC Speaker is a little metallic box about the size of a baseball. In spite of its small size, we were very p ...

Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor

The recently released Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor is a piece of hardware that, when integrated into a home's breaker box, monitors ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News